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Twin Peaks Access, Roadway, and Pedestrian Walkway Improvement Project
Twin Peaks is one of the most-visited natural areas, with stunning 360-degree views of the city and surrounding Bay Area. The Twin Peaks trail network was in poor condition with failing steps, redundant social trails that contributed to erosion and loss of sensitive habitat, and a lack of trail identification and wayfinding signage.
Scope of Work
The Twin Peaks Access, Roadway, and Pedestrian Walkway Improvement Project involves improving the trail system via more sustainable realignment, restoration of previously disturbed areas, installation of new steps as needed, and wayfinding signage. These measures improve public safety, reduce erosion, help preserve adjacent habitat, and improve the experience for park users. The conceptual plan for this work was approved by the Rec and Park Commission and some of the work completed (see below). However, due to funding constraints, there is still work to be done.
The pedestrian walkway is the section of Twin Peaks Boulevard that runs along the eastern base of the two peaks and that was permanently closed as a roadway via MTA Board action. The scope of work for the pedestrian walkway includes converting the closed roadway to a rustic but welcoming linear park.
- A new multi-use trail segment adjacent to Twin Peaks Boulevard but off the roadway, starts at the intersection of Twin Peaks Boulevard and Portola Avenue and continues to the first curve in the road. This trail was completed by volunteers, in partnership with V-O-Cal (Volunteers for Outdoor California) and SF Urban Riders. In addition to providing greater pedestrian safety, this trail segment connects, via the sidewalk, Portola Ave crosswalk and through a trail on the School of the Arts property, to Glen Canyon Park, which completes the “Creeks to Peaks” Trail (2013 – 2014)
- Addition of 3 crosswalks serving trail users, in partnership with SFMTA and SF Public Works, as part of Twin Peaks Boulevard repaving and the Pilot Road Closure (2015)
- Twin Peaks Trails Improvement Project Phase 1: major overhaul of 2 critical trail segments: the trail up and over the north peak and the trail adjacent to Mission Blue Butterfly habitat at the first curve (2017)
- Figure 8 Redesign Planning Study: funded by a Priority Conservation Area Grant, in partnership with SFMTA (2015 – 2018)
- Improvements to the remaining trail segments that were included as part of the approved concept design but which were excluded from the Phase 1 project due to insufficient funding: the trail up and over the south peak, the trail just south of that and, if funding allows, the trail down to Crestline Drive, the nearest Muni stop, and the neighborhood to the East (funded, to be completed by end of 2023)
- Conversion of the closed eastern half of the Twin Peaks Boulevard “Figure 8” to a linear park “promenade” (still finalizing administration and design and working to secure funding)
- 2008 Clean and Safe Neighborhood Parks Bond
- 2010 Habitat Conservation Fund (Twin Peaks Trails Improvements) grant
- 2013 Habitat Conservation Fund (Creeks to Peaks) grant (for trail improvements at Glen Canyon Park as well as at Twin Peaks)
- Priority Conservation Area grants (2)
- 2020 Health and Recovery Bond
- 2022 Priority Conservation Area Grant through State Coastal Conservancy
- 2022 California State Park Dept. Regional Program – Prop. 68
Project Schedule (for Phase 2)
|Construction||Fall 2023 - Summer 2024|
|Open to the public||Fall 2024|
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Twin Peaks Pedestrian Walkway and Trail Improvement Project is Making Progress on DesignOver the last several months we’ve been working on construction documents for the three remaining trail segments slated for renovation: . . . Read on...
Twin Peaks Project Update 10/27/22!Our design team at Public Works is busy at work developing details for the renovation of trails . . . Read on...
Twin Peaks Pedestrian Walkway and Trail Improvement Project Receives Construction FundingEarlier this season Twin Peaks was awarded $500K from the State Coastal Conservancy (SCC), Priority Conservation Area Grant (PCA) . . . Read on...
Twin Peaks Pedestrian Walkway Commission Approval and Project Manager TransitionThe Twin Peaks Pedestrian Walkway conceptual design was approved by the . . . Read on...
Twin Peaks Pedestrian Walkway Concept Design to Rec and Park Commission for Approval in JuneRec and Park is incorporating feedback we received from our online update and survey . . . Read on...
Twin Peaks Project Update 5/2/22!Thanks to the 698 people who completed our online survey in Fall 2021 regarding Twin Peaks Promenade design. . . . Read on...
TWIN PEAKS FIGURE 8 REDESIGN PEDESTRIAN WALKWAY UPDATESHere are a few updates regarding the Twin Peaks Figure 8 Redesign / Pedestrian Walkway Project Read on...
TWIN PEAKS FIGURE 8 REDESIGN NEXT STEPSThanks again to all who came to our community open house this Spring and to those who provided input via email. Read on...
CALL FOR INPUT: TWIN PEAKS PROMENADE CONCEPT DESIGNThanks to the 30+ community members who made it out to Midtown Terrace Clubhouse for our open house this Tuesday evening Read on...
REMINDER: MAY 8 OPEN HOUSE FOR TWIN PEAKS FIGURE 8 PROMENADE DESIGNA reminder that this Tuesday we are hosting an Open House to review and collect input Read on...
TWIN PEAKS FIGURE 8 REDESIGN UPDATESRec and Park staff, together with SFMTA staff, recommend extending the Twin Peaks Figure 8 Pilot Read on...
TWIN PEAKS TRAILS OPENED THIS AFTERNOONThe newly aligned, more sustainable trail adjacent to Mission Blue Butterfly habitat opened to the public this afternoon! Read on...
TWIN PEAKS ROAD PAVING AND FIGURE 8 PROJECT UPDATESSan Francisco Public Works is moving forward as planned with the second phase of Twin Peaks Boulevard repaving Read on...
- 2023 Map of Twin Peaks Trail Improvements and Promenade, March 2023 (PDF)
- 2018 Twin Peaks Trail Improvement Promenade Concept Design, June 21, 2018 (PDF)
- 2010 Twin Peaks Trail Improvement Conceptual Design, September 8, 2010 (PDF)
- Rec Park Commission staff report for Twin Peaks Promenade, June 1, 2022
- Rec Park Commission staff presentation for Twin Peaks Promenade, June 16, 2022
Grant Award Materials
- Twin Peaks, Priority Conservation Area (PCA) Grant – Administered by State Coastal Conservancy (awarded November 19, 2020)
- Regional Park Program (RPP) Grant – Administered by California Parks Department (awarded August 18, 2022)
- Habitat Conservation Fund (HCF) Program Grant – Administered by California Parks Department (awarded January 18, 2023)
Community Meetings - Notes and Presentations
- Twin Peaks Trails and Promenade Updates FINAL, October 27, 2021 (PDF)
- Preliminary Concept Plan Twin Peaks Promenade, Spring 2018 (PDF)
- Perspective Rendering Twin Peaks Promenade, Spring 2018 (PDF)
- Materials Board Twin Peaks Promenade, Spring 2018 (PDF)
- Twin Peaks Community Meeting Presentation, September 24, 2013 (PDF)
- Twin Peaks Community Meeting Notice, September 12, 2013 (PDF)
- Twin Peaks Trail Meeting Notes, November 2, 2011 (PDF)
- Twin Peaks Community Meeting, November 2, 2011 (PDF)
- Twin Peaks Trail Meeting Notes, October 5, 2011 (PDF)
- Twin Peaks Presentation, October 5, 2011 (PDF)
- Twin Peaks Community Meeting Notice, October 5, 2011 (PDF)
Keri AyersProject Manager- Capital and Planning DivisionPhone: (628) 652-6642